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  • September 30, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    On the glacial plain just north of the High Tatras Mountains that separates Poland from Slovakia is the village of Koniówka. Unlike the surrounding foothills with their ski slopes and second-home...[more]

  • November 13, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Yes, heated seats in an Electric Vehicle are a must. And a heated steering wheel too, if you can get it. This is particularly true for limited-range EVs like the early Nissan Leaf, but it remains a...[more]

    November 12, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    We've been driving electric for five years and we've seen tremendous improvement in both the cars and the charging network in that time. This trip was proof of that. Everything worked as expected....[more]

    November 6, 2019,   by Sana Jamal

    Pakistan’s federal cabinet has approved the first-ever national Electric Vehicles (EV) policy in a bid to tackle effects of climate change and offer affordable transport.

    November 5, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary, is building hundreds of charging stations across North America as part of its settlements for the Diesel-Gate pollution scandal. Each EA station includes...[more]

    November 4, 2019,   by Dave Laur

    By now it is obvious that VW has used the punishment by the US Department of Justice for the diesel-gate scandal to benefit the company.[more]

  • November 12, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

    One of the reasons is the failed policy of leaving the working feed-in tariff in favor of an experiment with auctions. Said experiment has failed in a spectacular way. As a part of my job I follow...

    October 25, 2019,   by Madison Czopek

    "It’s bullshit," said Paul Gipe, who has published five books on wind energy since 1995 and who has closely studied California’s wind farms. (Now the American Wind Energy Association does that.)

    October 16, 2019,   by LENORE SOBOTA

    Preliminary results from a study involving a wind turbine at Heartland Community College in Normal indicate that using software that turns off turbine blades at lower wind speeds can cut bat...

    October 10, 2019,  

    While most of a turbine can be recycled or find a second life on another wind farm, researchers estimate the U.S. will have more than 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 20...

  • November 12, 2019,  

    EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region...

    November 7, 2019,   by Marisa Endicott

    People have long criticized PG&E’s uncomfortably close ties with former Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and the revolving door between the California Public Utilities Commission and the utilities...

    November 5, 2019,   by Ivan Penn

    Frustrated with wildfires and intentional blackouts caused by Pacific Gas & Electric, more than two dozen California mayors and county leaders are calling for a customer-owned power company to...

  • July 12, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Alan Grimsley, Director of Business Development of White Electrical is seeking to buy a Honeywell Windtronics 6500. Grimsley wants the device for experimentation.[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Vaughn Nelson has pulled together some links to web pages that display either humanity's incredible ingenuity relative to wind energy, or humanity's folly, depending upon your point of view.[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    In another blast from the past, Vaughn Nelson has tracked down a promotional film (now on youtube) from August 1985 of the Windjammer IV sail wing wind turbine. Patterned after Cretan sail windmills,...[more]

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